Cafes

Build-Outs Of Summer: Lucky’s Coffee Roasters In Upland, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Lucky’s Coffee Roasters In Upland, CA

The thrill of the builds keeps on all summer long, and we are in the 100+° heat of it now. Today we are checking in on Lucky’s Coffee Roasters, a brand new outfit in Upland, California. The brainchild of Tyler Smith, who has previously spent time in marketing and e-commerce…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Pilot Coffee Roasters In Toronto, ON

Build-Outs Of Summer: Pilot Coffee Roasters In Toronto, ON

In Toronto, Pilot Coffee Roasters is building themselves quite a coffee empire. We’ve featured Pilot previously in the Build-Outs of Summer, all the way back in August 2017. Two years ago, they were hard at working opening their fifth cafe, an impressive number no doubt. That is, until you fast…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Seven Stars Bakery In Cranston, RI

Build-Outs Of Summer: Seven Stars Bakery In Cranston, RI

I have to admit: I’m a sucker for a bakery with good coffee or a coffee shop with a good baked goods selection. Any time I go into a place to find one and the other is also available, you better believe I’m doubling up. That’s why for any trip…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Aveley Farms Coffee Roasters In Baltimore, MD

Build-Outs Of Summer: Aveley Farms Coffee Roasters In Baltimore, MD

For many folks, knowledge of the city of Baltimore begins and ends with The Wire or Serial or with some pretty big lies from a very small man. But anyone who has actually stepped foot in the city knows that these reference points—both true and not—only paint a very small…
A Coffee Guide To Ottawa, Ontario

A Coffee Guide To Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario—Canada’s capital, caught between Montreal and Toronto on too many bands’ Canadian tour legs. At first blush, when thinking of its coffee culture, Ottawa might conjure something of a blank slate—but that just might be all the snow. Truthfully, Ottawa’s coffee scene has exploded as of late. Having just…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Fausto In Cincinnati, OH

Build-Outs Of Summer: Fausto In Cincinnati, OH

Is there any place the brother Ferrari won’t put a coffee shop? Two years ago—and part of the Build-Outs of Summer no less—Austin and Tony opened Ferrari Barbershop and Coffee Co, a coffee shop that cohabited with, you guessed it, a barber shop. And now they are back at it…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Solid Coffee Roasters In Bellflower, CA

Build-Outs Of Summer: Solid Coffee Roasters In Bellflower, CA

Shipping containers used to just be… shipping containers. Big metal bins used to transport things—probably boring stuff like packing peanuts or pet rocks—by both land and sea. But in the past few years, shipping old shipping containers have found a second life as affordable building materials and are often repurposed…
The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Cardiff, Wales

The Sprudge Coffee Guide To Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff is the UK’s forgotten capital, overlooked in favor of London, Edinburgh, and even Belfast. That doesn’t make much sense to me, mainly because it’s cheaper than London, flatter than Edinburgh, and less-of-a-plane-ride-away than Belfast. Visit on match day—Wales is a country which loves rugby above all else—and the streets…
Build-Outs Of Summer: Prototype Coffee In Vancouver, Canada

Build-Outs Of Summer: Prototype Coffee In Vancouver, Canada

We’re in the thick of it now. As July turns to August, ratcheting up the heat index, so too do we here at Sprudge ratchet up the heat on our annual series, the Build-Outs of Summer. And today, we’re heading back north to Vancouver to check in with Prototype Coffee.…
In Los Angeles, Cold Cocked Is A Signature Beverage Focused Coffee Bar

In Los Angeles, Cold Cocked Is A Signature Beverage Focused Coffee Bar

Cold Cocked is a surprising punch in the face—the bright white of the space it inhabits is jarring after the dirty chaos of Wilshire Boulevard, and the neon boxing glove displayed above the bar is alternately a challenge and a welcome. Instead of a standalone cafe, Cold Cocked is part…